Author: Jon Manson

Buckshot’s Success Propelled By Strong Work Ethic

It’s early in the morning, most of campus is still in bed or at breakfast. But not Buckshot Calvert. He’s in the Football Operations Center at Williams Stadium, watching film. Dissecting this week’s opponent, looking for the smallest tendencies. Helping to lead the Flames to its first 3-0 start since 2008, sophomore quarterback Stephen Calvert, or as we have come to know him as Buckshot, has taken his game to another level. Through the first 3 ball games, Calvert is 87-of-123 passing for 1,107 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Those numbers put him first in touchdowns and 2nd...

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Q & A with Chris Allen Brown on JSU

To get some insight from the Jacksonville State side of things in advance of this weekend’s big matchup between #5 Jacksonville State and #16 Liberty, we spoke with Chris Allen Brown of the Anniston Star. Q: The Gamecocks are coming off the most succesful 4 year run in the school’s FCS history, with 4 straight playoff appearances while also advancing to the FCS quarterfinals and national championship game during that time. Those teams were highlighted by high-scoring offenses and Eli Jenkins, who is no longer around. What is the program’s expectations of this season? CAB: The same as they’ve...

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5 things to know: Jacksonville State

1¬†Flames were dominated by Jacksonville State a season ago. Jacksonville State jumped out to a 27-3 halftime lead, and never looked back as they coasted to a 48-19 win in Lynchburg last year. Liberty entered the game looking to make a statement against the #3 FCS team and reigning national runner-up, but the Flames got boat-raced. It was the Flames’ most lopsided home loss since the Ken Karcher era (2005). The Gamecocks had 563 yards of total offense compared to Liberty’s 181. Buckshot Calvert, who entered the game in relief of Stephon Masha midway through the first quarter, struggled...

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Liberty Football Week in Review: Indiana State

The Liberty Flames move to 3-0 on the season for the first time since Rashad Jennings was on the squad back in 2008 thanks to Corbin Jackson’s blocked field goal as time expired, preserving the 42-41 win. RANKING THE TOP PLAYS FROM THE GAME The previously mentioned blocked field goal. It was just a 23 yard attempt for the win, but Jackson got his right hand on the ball to seal the win. That’s 3 blocked kicks on the final play of the game to clinch a win by the Flames’ in the past 4 seasons (Coastal Carolina, 2014...

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